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  • Dig Two Graves

    Dig Two Graves

    ★★½

    There could be a lot going on here emotionally, but nothing much happens and the film has little interesting to say about the effects of generational violence. 

    Ted Levine is good and the '70s aesthetic captures that American Gothic feel, but the mystery (or lack thereof) and message are weak.

  • Collide

    Collide

    ★★★

    Apparently everyone in Germany always leaves their keys in their cars.

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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★½

    Part of Criterionucopia 2012

    At one point in David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome” low rent cable TV producer Max Renn asks what Freud would say about a woman in a red dress…

    I wonder what Freud would say about a vaginal cavity in Max’s chest that has videotapes inserted into it for the purpose of mind control; oh, and also can melt people’s arms and makes for handy gun storage. If presented with this, I think maybe Freud’s head would explode like…

  • Session 9

    Session 9

    ★★★★

    "Session 9" had been in my queue for quite some time and I'm glad I finally caught up with it. Was inspired after being pleasantly surprised by Brad Anderson's "The Call" and was even more impressed with this film.

    It sets up the situation beautifully and the location is perfect. It is ominous and rundown, because it's ominous and rundown - it's not an obvious set creation. Tension builds throughout and we aren't insulted with flash cuts or cheap jump…